7 Worst Prospecting Messages Ever

These messages are 100% real. FYI: Nobody is being publicly shamed here.

The point of this article is to:

  1. Laugh a little!
  2. Learn what not to do.
  3. Consider how your prospecting messages or elevator pitches land with your readers and listeners.

The goal of this article is to help you begin seeing your prospecting messages and lead generation conversations through the eyes and ears of the recipient so you can improve and get better results.

And now… The Five Worst Prospecting Messages Ever:


Hi Eric, We are a XYZ Company with direct inventory in the US, CEE, CIS, LATAM, and APAC, I’d like to ask how are your programmatic activities in Q1? Do you have any campaigns? Let’s talk!


Eric let’s make some money together. I specialize in producing the best quality live exclusive ——, calls (all exclusive),product sales etc with true email marketing! Give me a call (555) 555-5555 or Skype me at nothisrealemail@gmail.com What’s the best number to reach you?


“Hi, I want to help you make this year, your best year for your business yet! How? All you need to do is keep doing what you’re doing, but let me help you to achieve more results. For a limited time, I am working to generate….”


“It is my pleasure to connect with you on LinkedIn. I would like to take this chance to introduce our $1 billion business opportunity in this year that you may find interesting and suitable to your goals.”


“We are looking for Investors that are interested in making some good money with us on a construction deal in Toronto. We are looking for people that can invest $500,000.00 -$600,000.00 for a period of 6-7 months. In return we will give you $100,000.00 – $150,000.00 interest for that term on your investment. Once the term is up you can either reinvest or take your money out.”


“I was reading your LinkedIn profile and was very impressed with your background and experience. I thought that we might catch up as I’d like to learn more about your role and what you do within your organization. Please send me an email if you’d’ like to schedule a time to visit about ways to collaborate. If you’d rather not I understand that you’re busy.”


Looking someone for marriage age, doesn’t matter how old. I am 30 years old. I want to come to where you live, Please let me know and I can do any job.

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Eric Johnson, Creator of Art Of The Lead, MBA & Coffee Lover

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